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Nov 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
cheating with performance-enhancing drugs, but millions of american teens could be using those illegal substances without even knowing it. scott has the story. >> let's call him "steve." he agreed to talk with "teen kids news" about the supplements he uses to beef up. >> i started taking supplements when i was a senior in high school -- 12th grade. >> he's not unusual. it's estimated that more than 12 million middle- and high-school students are buying what are called "supplements." over several years of bodybuilding, steve has developed a regular regimen of several powders that he feels gives his body a boost. >> after i add the protein, i would add about a tablespoon of l-glutamine...which is supposed to increase muscle endurance. >> you can buy these things in stores, but that doesn't mean they're safe. >> sadly, that's not the case. why? because these drugs are -- these supplements are unregulated. well, what do i mean by that? there's no agency like the food and drug administration that's checking to see that what's on the label of the container is actually what's in the container
Nov 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
a heart transplant. i have a liver transplant. and we have -- between us, we have about nine extra years of life already. >> so, you'd think that lots of people would sign up to be organ donors, but lauren learned that many don't, and that gave her a new mission in life. she helped persuade her state legislature to pass a new law. it changed the driver's license form. >> in the past, that section on that form was optional. now when people are going to get their license or renew their license, they will have to answer the question, do they want to become an organ donor? they can either check "yes," or they can check "skip this question." >> by being required to check either "yes" or "skip," people can't just ignore the question like they could before. it's believed that extra moment of consideration might be enough to make more people willing to become organ donors. oh, and, by the way, the name of the legislation? lauren's law. >> wow. that was, like, incredible, to actually have a law named after me, and that could ultimately make a difference in organ donation and hopefully incre
Nov 2, 2013 2:30pm PDT
major depression at some point in their teen years. scott tells us more. >> i've felt depressed in some ways of being bullied at school, and it's very -- you feel empty and sad, and it's just... you don't want to be living. it's a terrible feeling. >> it feels like you don't have a place anywhere. >> it's just really sad and, like -- and not happy. >> no doubt we've all felt sad at various times in our lives, but when does feeling sad mean something far more serious? dr. dana rabinowitz is a psychologist who treats kids with depression. hello, doctor. >> hi. >> so that we're all on the same page, what does "depression" mean? >> "depression" is one of those words that people use in everyday conversation to mean they feel really sad, but real depression is when you have a loss of interest in the things that you want, and you're sad for two weeks or longer. >> how can we tell the difference between just feeling blue and real depression? >> when you're really depressed, the level of depression is really intense. you feel so sad you can't find any interest in the activities you really enjoy.
Nov 2, 2013 4:00pm PDT
many of us a bit hyper, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. getting the heart pumping helps us get energized and puts us on our toes. but as scott reports, if tests make you far more than just a bit hyper, that can be a bad thing. >> before a big test, i feel nervous and anxious. >> before, really nervous. after, extremely nervous if i failed or not. >> i get really nervous, and i feel like i'm gonna fail. >> they're describing what experts call test anxiety. it's a serious issue for many students. to understand it and to deal with it, we're turning to an expert, psychologist dr. dena rabinowitz. hi. >> hi. how are you? >> i'm good, thank you. first of all, what is test anxiety? >> test anxiety is when a student gets very nervous or fearful either before or during a test, and it interferes with their ability to perform the way they would otherwise. >> does that mean we actually don't get the highest scores we could get because of test anxiety? >> it does. test anxiety interferes in many different ways. when you're anxious, you can't concentrate and focus, and so it creates problems
Nov 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
of waste that should be recycled. it's called e-waste, and as tyler shows us, it's a growing issue. >> what should you do with your old computer once you upgrade to a new one? or what about that mp3 player that no longer works? just throwing these electronics out can be dangerous to you and the environment. the government estimates that over 3 million tons of e-waste ends up in landfills every year. some of it contains hazardous materials like lead, which can lead to serious health problems. that's why collection events like this one are important. people can drop off their unwanted or broken electronics, instead of throwing them in the trash. >> computers, monitors, tvs, mixed electronics -- pretty much anything with a plug. >> the material is sorted, weighed, and then shipped to a plant for processing. >> we're what's called the demanufacturing facility. so we actually take apart all of the equipment and break it down to the smallest unit, or what we call a commodity product. >> the waste is then sent to other companies that can reuse it. >> for instance, the easiest one to under
Nov 23, 2013 2:30pm PST
i've been bullied myself. >> after the show, students told us they're more determined than ever to stand up to bullying. there's even a term for it -- being an "up-stander." >> an up-stander is somebody who takes a stand for someone who's being bullied, and they don't just stand by. they really speak out, and they defend them, and they help them. >> we can go tell an adult, or we can say, "stop." >> they've got the right idea. if we had a lot more up-standers, we'd have a lot fewer bullies. >> a lot of teens are addicted to something we all have in our homes. find out if you're one of them. >> it's one of the most common flavorings added to foods and drinks, so it's no surprise that many teens grow up craving its sweet taste. as nicole found out, many of us may actually be hooked on sugar. >> dr. deb kennedy wrote a book about our addiction to sugar. she says the problem is out of control. >> when you eat sugar, you want more of it, like you do with other addictions -- you want more and more of it, and when you stop, you definitely go through some withdrawal symptoms. >> so, dr. de
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